Is Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) a Healing Art, a Martial Art, or Both?

You’ve probably heard about tai chi. It’s in the newspapers, on TV, on the internet and printed within the books stocked on the shelves of your local bookstore. But, early in the morning, in the Chinese ethnic neighbourhoods of large cities, you can see people moving en masse, waving their bodies about, slowly, synchronously and… Continue reading Is Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) a Healing Art, a Martial Art, or Both?

Developing a Better Understanding of Tai Chi

What Does Tai Chi Mean to You… Tai chi is an ancient physical art form that originated in ancient China. Tai Chi translates to supreme ultimate fist.’ As the name implies, this art form is primarily a martial art, but it differs from traditional martial art forms. For example, to defeat an opponent, Tai Chi… Continue reading Developing a Better Understanding of Tai Chi

The History of Tai Chi from the 1600s to the Present

As a mythological monk in the I-Ching or Taoism tradition, Chang San-Feng is frequently said to be the originator of Tai Chi. On account of his efforts, Tai Chi has evolved from existing health exercises, combat methods, and personal observations (including animalistic movements and strategic thinking). What’s certain is that these many complementing precursor aspects… Continue reading The History of Tai Chi from the 1600s to the Present